Mandatory structural inspections for condominiums and cooperative buildings are now required in the State of Florida per Senate Bill 4-D. These inspections are to ensure a building is structurally sound and does not pose a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare.
A milestone inspection is a structural inspection of a building, including an inspection of load-bearing walls and primary structural members and the primary structural systems by a licensed engineer/architect.
A condominium association is required to perform a milestone structural inspection for each building that is three or more stories in height. This inspection must occur by December 31 of the year in which the building turns 30 years old and must be conducted every 10 years thereafter.
Condominium associations within three miles of the coastline, must perform a milestone structural inspection for each building that is three or more stories in height, by December 31 of the year in which the building turns 25 years old, and then every 10 years thereafter.
If a condominium association is older than 30 years old (ex. the building’s certificate of occupancy was issued on or before July 1, 1992), the condominium association must conduct a milestone structural inspection of each building prior to December 31, 2024.